Fee: Free to All
NEC enters its 6th year with 21 presentations divided into 7 courses!
The ever-evolving approach to Nakasendo has always been built on the past and present contributions of our diverse member organizations while keeping true to the specific aims of the conference:
• Helping teachers gain awareness of what is happening at all levels of English education, not just their own
• Supporting young teachers’ organizations that have proven dynamic and innovative in our field
• Improving relations and exchange opportunities between Japanese and foreign teachers of English
Nakasendo 2013 was honored to be hosted by Toyo University at their Hakusan Campus.
The program brought 23 presenters and 10 poster presenters into the limelight, giving them the opportunity to share their ideas with an even more diverse audience, representing 26 differen institutions and organizations.
Nakasendo 2013 was brought to you free of charge.
Bilingualism: These presentations, from a diverse group of presenters, will cover issues of bilingualism from raising and supporting bilingual children, to a perspective on growing up bilingually in Japan. Attendees can expect to be engaged with both international and domestic bilingualism issues.
Issues and Theory in Language Education: Covering both domestic and universal issues, this course of presentations will attempt to tackle issues of theory in practice as well as social and policy related issues. Participants will be engaged in discussion and exploration of the issues/theory as well as classroom based applications and solutions.
Professional Development: In these three presentation/workshops participants will have the
opportunity to create a stronger base for professional development by examining their own beliefs and make contact with two organizations offering new opportunities for teachers to branch
Teaching techniques: This course of presentations offers participants an in-depth look at presenters’ efforts to implement innovative teaching techniques at the high school and university level. A wide range of areas of teaching will be covered, from techniques on building confidence to developing writing projects.
ICT: Calls for the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the classroom resonate
throughout the world’s education systems. In this course you’ll see how ICT can be used in developing students writing, providing feedback as well as a look at a spectrum of Virtual Learning
Publishers’ Voices: Three presenters, representing a cross section of the publishing industry, will give conference participants insights on using materials communicatively, balancing the amount of materials used in lessons, and the process of producing graded readers. A truly rare opportunity for conference participants, this course is not to be missed.
Co-Chair: Rob Rowland
Co-Chair: Ivan Botev
Site Chair: Robert Hughes
Web Chair: Decha Hongthong
Treasurer: Bryan Darr
Advisor: Matt Shannon (NEC 2012 Chair)